• THE DEATH OF THE AUTHOR

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    MW MCLEOD NEWS 10 JUNE, 2022 Grey. I see nothing but grey all around me. Fog covers the ground in the strange, wide open liminal space of this purgatory. Black text, white background. Text, words, letters everywhere. The author died and came here to this limbo to edit, only to…

  • M.W. McLEOD

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    AUTHOR PROFILE M.W McLeod Author Welcome to the page where we all pretend that M.W. McLeod, aka Marie, isn’t writing this herself! If you’ve never spoken to an author about these things before, there is only one thing worse than trying to summarize a 100,000 word novel in a 150-200…

  • CONTACT MW McLEOD

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    M.W. McLeod is an American author who currently has four published titles to her name. As a fantasy author dabbling in different subgenres, Marie draws her inspiration from many different places, people, and hobbies. From knitting to painting, movies to podcasts, and reading…

  • INSTAWRIMO
    Preptober Day 9/2021

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    WRITING ADVICE is a little like pregnancy and parenting advice. You have to sift mosquitoes and swallow camels, as we say in Sweden. In other words, you have to work out who to listen to, and what works best for you and your particular circumstances. As someone who’s made a…

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    Preptober Day 8/2021

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    WRITING MEMORIES. It’s Day 8 of the #InstaWrimo challenge, the #preptober daily writing activity to get ready for #NaNoWriMo next month, and today we’re going to talk about writing memories. My best writing memory takes me back to October 2018. My little sidekick, Jonulfr, had been given a school project…

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    Preptober Day 7/2021

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    FAVOURITE VILLAIN is the prompt for #InstaWrimo today and this was a simple choice for me.  I though of some of the greatest villains out there, and Heath Ledger’s Joker, Bill Skarsgård’s Pennywise, Gollum and Darth Wader to mention but a few, are all great. Then we have the female…

  • INSTAWRIMO
    Preptober Day 6/2021

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    MEET EEWIL, the youngest son of the Grim Reaper, Nefarious Grimm, and his wife Malicious. He’s a cheeky little prankster who loves having fun and making people laugh. In Eewil Grimm & the Guardian of Halloween, Eewil is faced with a mysttery and something of a dilemma. His father is…

  • INSTAWRIMO
    Preptober Day 5/2021

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    ADVENTURE! I wonder if there is a nerd alive who can hear the word adventure, and not think of the iconic scene where Bilbo runs out of the Shire to catch up with Gandalf and the dwarves shouting “I’m going on an adventure!” at the top of his lungs. No…

  • INSTAWRIMO
    Preptober Day 4/2021

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    YOUR NOVEL’S setting is the prompt for day four of #InstaWrimo (all prompts below), so why don’t you come with me and I’ll take you on a little trip to the setting of my current work in progress. We’re going to Norrland, the Swedish northlands, and more specifically to Västernorrland,…

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    Seven Weeks Online

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    I KNOW I said I was going to stop these posts as I started the monthly milestones, but I guess I was a tad too excited. It feels right, somehow, to keep counting up to 1000. Provided I ever get there. I’ve done social media promotions for many years, and…

  • INSTAWRIMO
    Preptober Day 3/2021

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    MY FIRST STORY is the topic for the third day of #InstaWrimo (see prompts below), and I’m surprised to say I actually do remember my first “real” story.   I was nine or ten at the time, and I had been told stories about Gudmundstjärn, a woodland homestead in Indal, Sweden. It…

  • INSTAWRIMO
    Preptober Day 2/2021

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    PREPTOBER, is a month of activities to prepare for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) in November. Activities during preptober can include things like prepping your novel, and doing daily writing tasks to get into the habit of writing something every day. I’ve decided to give the #InstaWrimo challenge a go,…

  • INSTAWRIMO
    Preptober Day 1/2021

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    HI, I’M EVALENA, and I write non-fictional books, blogs and articles on a range of topics from arts and crafts to teaching and writing. Last year, my alter ego Lïnnéa stepped out of the box I normally keep her in, and began to dust off the work I tend to…

  • FENRIR’S CUBBIES:
    3) Happy New Year? (1POV)

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    EDDA Oh, shit! It was going to take more than a clear head to get me out of this predicament. I swear, Vanadís – if this is all your doing, I’ll never forgive you! I couldn’t see him, but I knew his scent. He was holding me so tight I couldn’t move,…

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    READER’S WIKI

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    NB! The wiki may contain spoilers – you have been warned. 😘 ACCEPTED Wheel of Time: Accepted is the term for a woman who’s training to become an Aes Sedai. Accepted is the stage before Aes Sedai and after Novice. Accepted are dressed in white and they have seven bands of…

  • SOCIAL MEDIA
    Six Weeks Online

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    WEEK SIX is over and September is nearly at an end. I’ve managed to write fiction, poetry and a few articles, I’ve received my first reader comments, and my Ulfrheim drafts have been read in four different countries.  In the last month and a half, I’ve: successfully activated a twitter account;…

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    READER’S WIKI

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    NB! The wiki may contain spoilers – you have been warned. 😘 BARD Wheel of Time: A bard is, essentially, a gleeman who works at a royal court. Thom Merrilin was the court bard of Caemlyn before he fell out with Queen Morgase.  BREAKING (OF THE WORLD) Wheel of Time:…

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    Five Weeks Online

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    FIVE WEEKS online after a year of radio silence is actually rather overwhelming. I’m so glad there are nifty little scheduling solutions you can use to plan and space out your engagement in advance. Anyway, this is another celebrate every milestone kinda post. Look what happened this week: Six hundred…

  • FENRIR’S CUBBIES
    2) Life of the Party (1POV)

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    EDDA The queue to The Palace was longer than normal. It snaked all around the block, and I felt bad for the poor girls standing there in skimpy clothes. No doubt, they’d be frostbitten by the time they were let in. Me, I can’t think of anything I want so…